La Crosse, Wisconsin

Buffalograss

Buffalograss

  • Warm-season sod-forming perennial
  • Protects itself by growing close to ground
  • Eaten by all classes of livestock
  • Seldom grows more than 5” tall
  • Thick root system does well on heavy soils

Buffalograss is a native perennial, warm-season sod-forming short grass which reproduces by seed and surface runners or stolons. It seldom grows more than five inches tall. It is readily eaten by all classes of livestock except when dormant during dry periods. It cures well and furnishes good winter grazing in dry areas. Buffalograss protects itself from misuse by growing close to the ground. Cattlemen need to consider the relatively low yield of Buffalograss. However, it is considered by some experts in the area of grass management to be the most palatable and nutritious of all grasses.

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